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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 813,150 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 419,414 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 473,323 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 531,225 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 496,888 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 415,492 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 411,109 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 495,783 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 450,390 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 507,257 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 76,581 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 100,780 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 65,273 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 19,523 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 18,507 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 26,163 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 52,161 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 25,337 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 19,665 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 16,478 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 21,943 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 21,133 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 23,092 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 13,422 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 8,670 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 17,614 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 9,850 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 13,567 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 8,544 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 14,147 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 8,220 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 6,964 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 14,848 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 16,106 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 9,081 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,435 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 9,141 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,202 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 5,548 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 5,609 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 5,717 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 7,399 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 181,259 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 22,988 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 28,777 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,449 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,379 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,516 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,836 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,071 Premium Only